Breeders’ Cup

Champagne Room: Hairline Fracture Of Coffin Bone May Be Career-Ending

Champion juvenile filly of 2016, Champagne Room recently suffered a hairline fracture to the coffin bone in her foot. According to bloodhorse.com, trainer Peter Eurton said that the injury could be the end of the 4-year-old filly’s racing career. “It’s nothing life threatening. She’s just going to need some time off,” the trainer said. “There are […]

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‘One Of The Legends In Racing’: Churchill Stalwart Mike Hargrave Dies At 69

For 30 years, Mike Hargrave oversaw the backstretch beneath the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs. From 1980 through 2010, he assigned stalls to the horsemen stabled at the Louisville oval, and coordinated the locations of incoming equine stars for the Kentucky Derby and several Breeders’ Cups. On Saturday, drf.com reported that Hargrave passed away at Louisville’s Jewish […]

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Two-Time Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle Wins South Africa’s Queen’s Plate

With full determination heading to the wire, South Africa’s two-time Horse of the Year, Legal Eagle (SAF), with Anton Marcus up, won his third consecutive R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (G1) on Saturday at Kenilworth Racecourse by a head over longshot Copper Force (SAF) and earned an automatic berth into the US$2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) […]

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Breeders’ Cup Challenge Kicks Off As South Africa’s Legal Eagle Targets Three-Peat

South Africa’s dual Horse of the Year, Legal Eagle, under the new ownership of Braam van Huyssteen, will aim for an unprecedented third victory in Saturday’s G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. The race headlines the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, which takes place over two days at Kenilworth Racecourse. Post time for the Queen’s Plate is […]

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Equestricon Announces 2018 Convention Dates; To Be Held Breeders’ Cup Week In Louisville

Equestricon, LLC., announced today that it will host events throughout Kentucky during Breeders’ Cup week 2018, highlighted by the second-annual Equestricon™ international horse racing convention, fan festival and trade show at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in Louisville. The convention at KICC will take place on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018. […]

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Family Ties: Daughter Of Trainer Ron Ellis Speaks Out On CHRB Suspension

The following statement was released on Twitter Tuesday by Elizabeth Talamo, wife of jockey Joe Talamo and daughter of trainer Ron Ellis. Ellis was recently suspended 60 days by the California Horse Racing Board, after 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic – a horse in his care – returned a positive test for the steroid […]

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California Horse Racing Board Denies Ellis’ Settlement Proposal

Ron Ellis’ attorney Steve Schwartz proposed a settlement agreement to the California Horse Racing Board on Dec. 20, after the trainer was suspended 60 days for Masochistic’s positive test in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup. According to bloodhorse.com, the settlement proposed reducing his sentence to 59 days in exchange for a year’s probation; in California, a 60-day […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Hootenanny Retired, Will Stand At Buck Pond Farm In 2018

Winner of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita in 2014,5-year-old Hootenanny has officially been retired. According to drf.com, the son of Quality Road will stand the 2018 breeding season at Kentucky’s Buck Pond Farm. In addition to his Breeders’ Cup win, Hootenanny won the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and ran […]

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Dick Enberg, Broadcast Legend Who Hosted Inaugural Breeders’ Cup Telecast, Dead At 82

Dick Enberg, a legendary and beloved sportscaster who hosted the first Breeders’ Cup telecast on NBC in 1984 and on Nov. 1 in Del Mar was presented the Breeders’ Cup Sports Racing Excellence Award, has died at the age of 82. According to published reports, Enberg was scheduled to travel from San Diego to Boston […]

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Ellis To Be Suspended 60 Days, Fined $10,000 For Masochistic’s Breeders’ Cup Positive

Trainer Ron Ellis has officially been sanctioned for the drug positive of Masochistic in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, reports bloodhorse.com. On Dec. 17, the California Horse Racing board fined him $10,000 and issued a 60-day suspension, scheduled from Jan. 1 to Mar. 1. Masochistic was found to have 30 picograms per milliliter of the anabolic steroid […]

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